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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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2,390 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,390
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 70
Gots: 125 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gpogo on 07-23-2008)
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Reviews by chickenflea:
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chickenflea

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was amazing and unexpected. I am used to being shocked by Stone, but this beer was a very pleasant surprise. A traditional looking IPA except that it is a little light in color. Clear. Tall rocky head that left sculpted concentric rings. Amazingly the yeast aroma really battle with the hops in the nose. On first sniff I was confused. My curiosity aroused. Very spicy as well dominated by cloves. I have never had a beer with such overt clove aroma. Is it the Belgian yeast that does this? The taste was all Stone IPA but more. The brew tasted like a blend of caramel malts, citrusy hops and a fruity taste. The fruit was pineapple-mango-peach-tangerine. Very intriguing. Then the hops wrestled the aftertaste away again. A fresh grassy sort of hops. Very fresh like a wet-hopped beer. The body was medium light with average carbonation. Call the texture soft to oily. Overall a great and refreshingly different beer. It's not your traditional IPA. I give Stone top marks for attempting this unique hybrid and pulling it off.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 22:06:07 | More by chickenflea
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Golden slightly cloudy with quick dissipating head.
typical west coast ipa smell of citrus and hops but also has just a hint of the belgian yeast maybe even a hint of cloves.
Taste is definitely just like the label says. It tastes just like a regular stone Ipa but with a distinctive belgian flavor.
First comes the fruity california ipa flavors, then a lingering spicy belgian flare.
Over all its not a bad beer I would be interested in tasting this when it is extremely fresh. I also think it tastes better at a slightly warmer temperature like a belgian instead of a ipa temperature.

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22 oz bomber poured into chalice.

A - Pours a hazy dark gold with 2 fingers of off white head. Head dissipates somewhat rapidly, and maintains a thin ring around the perimeter for the entire duration of drinking.

S - A lot of grassy hops in the aroma followed by bitter grapefruit.

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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,390 ratings.